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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wednesday, April VI, 1970 THE 1ETHMIOGI HIKAIO Mice Plague Damage Studied SYDNEY (Reuters) Field, tests are under way in the big rite bowl of Australia-in New- South Wales to estimate the ef- fects and possible measures to halt a plague ci mice threalen- kg M per cent of the country's rice crop. The plague first hit the area lact January at fe height of summer and has since spread through several hundreds miles of rich, irrigated land. Don Kennedy, a senior field officer with the agricul- ture department, said today no estimate of the extent of crop damage or the cost to the indus- try will be available until the retrace of a research report next week. Seme fanners reported thai "obscure disease" had cut back tfae numbers of mice on some properties, but that it was "by1 BO means general through- out the rice bowl." Kennedy said the effects of he plague had lessened with the ripening of the crop. During the early stages of Horseman Dies At Red Deer RED DEER (CP) A- (Geoff) Brand, SO, well known among central Alberta horse- men, died here. Mr. Brand and his family had competed in horseshows throughout the province for several years and he was a member of the Red Deer Ex- hibition Association horse show committee. For the last years, after moving from Calgary to the Red Deer area, be managed Lazy A SUbles Limited. Funeral services will be Thursday. growth the mice thrived on the soft crop, but as it hardened with ripening it was not sus- ceptible to damage, he said. With the harvest, a new prob- lem could develop. Kennedy said that in the few areas where the crop has been harvested he had seen mice moving into storage shetten and farmers' homes "in thou- But again he stressed that this might'not be a-general move. Wont affected areas by the plague are on the fringes of the irrigated he said; Farmers have made use of poifion to try and ca the plague. But many found the task loo thousandsiof mice quickly filling the., pUcet of those killed off. This extensive poisoning had proved too expen- sive far torinets. About M cot of Austral- ia's rice the region and if per cot of it is fa- ex- port. Margarine Heir's Wife Missing NEW YORK 20- yev-old of Michael Brody, the guMar-iirumming margar- ine heir, hat been missing for thrte weeks, Brady's manager here. Police in Scarsdale, N.Y., con- firmed'they had issued a 13- state alarm last Friday for Mrs. Brody. Rick Herman, Bnxry's mana- ger, said she was three months pregnant and "definitely not un- stable." Men's Short Sleeve Knit Shirts The most popular krw't the exciting 'Vilana 98' fabric that's felly wash- obit and never needs ironingl ROXBORO Simulated Cable Knil front panels odd o new di- mension lo knit Mock lurplenetk in Cream, Corn or Blue tones, Men's 'Never Iron' Short Sleeve Shirts 3-Mni'Mock Twlteneck with a handy pocVet, Rich trim colors are subtly blended with Navy, Emerald, Cognac, Cream. Woolco's own 'Roxboro' krand of permanently pressed short sleeve dress shirh in a lustrous Polyester-Cotton blend with soft Rogue collar. New briaM tones of Blue, Gold, Fern Green, Mint Green, and Red. Sizes The Classic Knit Shirt ever potNilor closiic collar with S-button plo quet front end chest pocket. In Tobacco, Corn Olive or Powder. Siie: SW.l.Xt. Woofoo Swing Set With Wide leg Stonee For Greater Stability and Safety children sefe and happy in your own backyard. 2" tubular steel frame with nylon.bearings at c" iruff j WTT1I nylon.bearings al all tension pointt. Spot welded pints. Dura OA OC 39.00 Kooi seots. Set consists of. Lawn Swing, Sky Skooter and 2 Swings. Safer 78V5" leg stance t.' r College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive s Durable plastic conslruclion. Sel is marked for scoring. Fun for the whole family. Play In or outdoon. concept of fun' for all the family. Coniilh of 4 safe, weiahted dijrti and 2 ring! for laraeti. Tap-N-Bat 16" durable plosllc bnt and colour- ful ball Place tt-.e ball in the plaslic launcher, top it with the but ball fliei up to bolted into Garden Tool Set For the little city gardener. Set con- sists of spode, rake, and hoe. Wooden handle shofls. Plosltc grip on spade. About Bow Arrow WKot every little brave needsl 24" plaslic bow with 2' rubber lipped arrows; quiver and feolher head bond, Gym Toys SET 1.86 EACH .96 Kids'can climb and swing all summer long on these rugged polyelhylene toys. Heavy duly jr.elal rings for attaching. Rope lenglhs 12' to 15'. EACH I Dairy p.m.; WedneeAiy I p.m.) TKvndvy and Friday M College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive ;